MercoPress, en Español

Montevideo, September 29th 2023 - 20:26 UTC



Hammond and Macri agree to expand trade, investment and building closer links

Thursday, August 3rd 2017 - 06:50 UTC
Full article 8 comments

Argentine president Mauricio Macri received on Wednesday Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond, who had anticipated the purpose of the visit was to deepen UK-Argentine economic partnership and address political issues of common interest, such as the 2018 G20 summit and Argentina's aspiration to join OECD. Read full article


Disclaimer & comment rules
  • Brit Bob

    Apparently the thorny issue of the Falklands was not addressed and both countries remained in their positions.

    Up to the Islanders to determine how and by whom they are governed by. Common sense and UN policy.

    Falklands: 1833 Usurpation & UN Resolutions:

    Aug 03rd, 2017 - 08:26 am - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Capt Rockhopper

    The subject of sovereignty will never be on the table. Argentina planned and executed a military invasion. In the process they ignored two binding UN resolutions thereby causing a war they had not foreseen. The Argentine claim is dead in the water belly up.

    Aug 03rd, 2017 - 09:04 am - Link - Report abuse +5
  • HughJuanCoeurs

    How can you tell when a politician is lying? Their lips move. Do not trust Hammond.

    Aug 03rd, 2017 - 04:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    It's a pity that argentina isn't “pragmatic” and “rational”. According to the departing French ambassador, the UK isn't. But it is “pragmatic” and “rational” enough to be willing to expand trade and investment. I wonder if the UK will be “pragmatic” and “rational” enough to draft in some experts from the Falkland Islands to oversee the standard of foodstuffs exported to the UK?

    It always surprises me that argentina can continue to make a “claim” on some islands that were at least a thousand miles, a week's sailing, from any argentine territory at the time that the “claim” supposedly arose. Of course, argentina “claims” that it “inherited” the Islands. Then it shouldn't have been surprised when it also “inherited” the war with the UK. I could go on to list all the facts and illegalities in argentina's “claim”. But what point when, demonstrably, argentina pays no attention to facts and legalities.

    The good thing is that, with increasing trade and investment, argentina may actually make it possible for the UK to strangle it without embarking a single soldier. Just imagine a cargo of argentine beef on its way to Britain. A Royal Navy destroyer pulls alongside and tells the ship's captain to turn around as his cargo isn't wanted. We can rule out argentine investment in Britain. It doesn't have any money. But we should look to see that British investment can be easily liquidated.

    Aug 03rd, 2017 - 07:32 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • jlock

    For some reason almost all of the commenters here seem to want to turn every article about Argentina and the UK into something about the Falklands. This article is about expanding trade and investment, something that Argentina and the UK both want, not about the Falklands

    Aug 03rd, 2017 - 07:58 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Tr0lListic_Approach

    “Their lips move”

    I have heard of the same proverb but with the word Anglo instead of politician in it.

    As for the OECD, I am actually against Argentina being admitted. Firstly, and objectively, the numbers are not there. Argentina would need about a decade of solid 5% growth or more to reduce poverty, bring per capita, and other date up to the mininum OECD figure. It is true, Mexico, Chile, and Greece are part of it, and those countries in some figures score worse than Argentina, but nevertheless. Meritocracy.

    That said, I am also against it because it would severely infringe on our sovereignty. Joining the OECD would mean countries with dubious histories of human rights like the UK, US, France, Germany, Spain, Japan, and others would have saying power in the internal affairs of Argentine and that is inadmissible and unacceptable.

    Aug 03rd, 2017 - 08:47 pm - Link - Report abuse -4
  • El Diego

    The feedback i have from the highest level is that the UK, in a post brexit world, would like to exit the Falklands and see them back in Argentina' hands. Hammond will have passed that message across for sure.

    Aug 03rd, 2017 - 08:52 pm - Link - Report abuse -4
  • Clyde15


    The feedback YOU have ? OK, I'll fall for it. Give us your source. Is it the man who shines shoes in the Plaza de Mayo ?

    Aug 04th, 2017 - 04:00 pm - Link - Report abuse +1

Commenting for this story is now closed.
If you have a Facebook account, become a fan and comment on our Facebook Page!